Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic - often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians - practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider. The ultimate bottom line is RESULTS……. Chiropractic has a proven track record of helping a multitude of ailments. Call an IACP Chiropractor today to see if we can help you achieve better health through Chiropractic!
The doctor of Chiropractic is an effective source of preventative and wellness care. Wellness is a way of life. It cannot be found simply by taking a pill. Many Chiropractic patients are surprised by the far reaching results of chiropractic and a wellness lifestyle.
Like other things in your life, your body and specifically your spine need proper, regular care. When the spine is neglected, one or more of the spinal bones can lose their position and become misaligned. These misalignments and the effect they have on nerve function can be corrected and prevent through a wellness care plan that includes Chiropractic adjustments. By utilizing the wellness care or preventative adjustment to treat the entire person rather than treating symptoms there is a greater chance for correcting the cause of the problem, avoiding future illness and disease and enhancing general well-being.
The anatomical focus of the Doctor of Chiropractic on the human spine has created the perception of the D.C. as just a "back doctor." Although this perception is not entirely incorrect, it is very much incomplete. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling."